Borrow A Boat - about us

About

A revolution in boating

With more than 35,000 boats available in over 65 countries worldwide, Borrow A Boat is the leading yacht and boat charter portal for boat owners, charter companies and those wishing to take a boat out. Using our website, getting afloat has never been easier.

Launched in 2017 and founded by boat enthusiasts, Borrow A Boat is the best place to find and rent boats of all sorts, from a canal and riverboat across Europe to a sailing boat, motor boat, catamaran, or some of the world's most impressive luxury yachts and superyachts. We are truly global with locations across North America, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and further afield.

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For those renting a boat

At Borrow A Boat we're on a mission to make boating more accessible and to make it easier for you to get on the water. At it’s core, for you this means flexibility, availability and choice:

  • check iconYou can choose to begin a yacht charter whenever you like
  • check iconWith mutiple yachts available in thousands of locations around the world you can be assured of finding a boat where you want
  • check iconFrom 100 metre+ superyachts to small speed boats and dinghies, you can select the boat that suits you.

Borrow A Boat offers those wishing to rent a boat a single port of call for arranging a yacht charter. Whether for an afternoon pottering up the coast or a two week bareboat sailing holiday, you just need to log on to the site and arrange your boat rental then and there.

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Simplicity and ease

For those wanting a sailing holiday, you now no longer need to go to individual yacht charter companies' websites and try to compare what is on offer. On our platform you can choose your destination, see what vessels are on offer, pay and and book your sailing holiday in just a few clicks. You will see what is available on a given date and don't need to scroll through charter companies' pages should you want a particular type of vessel at a set time and date.

We believe boating should be available to everyone, so no matter your boating skills or experience you can arrange anything from a bareboat yacht charter to a fully crewed gulet or luxury yacht charter in a few moments. If you don't have the confidence or sailing experience we can arrange a skipper in most cases too.

long or short holidays

Longer or shorter holidays

The website and app doesn't just offer 7 or 14 day yacht charters. If you are on holiday already and fancy going afloat for a few hours to see the world from offshore, Borrow A Boat offers daily or even hourly charters on a range of vessels from fishing boats and speed boats to sailing dinghies and even larger sailing yachts. You can book just 24 hours in advance in some cases.

Yacht Charter Companies

The internet is a fiercely competitive and expensive place to be found these day. With search engine and social media costs rocketing as companies fight for the top spot in a given location, so Borrow A Boat can level the playing field.

Though P2P yacht charter is growing rapidly, our main client base remains among yacht charter companies. Our large digital presence allows your potential customers to find your vessels and their availability rapidly and then book through the Borrow A Boat platform quickly and efficiently. This means you can minimise your outlay on search and social media reach and rely on the world's leading yacht charter platform to connect you with your clients.

The Borrow A Boat platform allows those in search of a sailing holiday to find you by location or type of vessel. For example, those seeking an Eastern Mediterranean sailing holiday can rapidly find the craft you have on offer, be it in Greece, Turkey, or Croatia with a single search.

The user experience is simple and effective, allowing the potential customer to book your boat through us from end to end. To that extent we count a number of high-profile, large and medium-sized yacht charter companies as clients that have fleets in nearly every sailing destination all over the world.

Borrow A Boat Plus

With more than 35,000 boats available in over 65 countries worldwide, Borrow A Boat is the leading yacht and boat charter portal for boat owners, charter companies and those wishing to take a boat out. Using our website, getting afloat has never been easier.

Launched in 2017 and founded by boat enthusiasts, Borrow A Boat is the best place to find and rent boats of all sorts, from a canal and riverboat across Europe to a sailing boat, motor boat, catamaran, or some of the world's most impressive luxury yachts and superyachts. We are truly global with locations across North America, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and further afield.

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Individual Boat Owners

The 'sharing economy' is here to stay, and for boat owners you can let your yacht or boat pay for itself over the year. Peer to Peer (P2P) yacht charters are a growing phenomenon on our website.

Typically a yacht will cost 10% of its value every year to maintain and keep at its mooring. Most yachts are used for less than a month a year in total, even while costing the owner often in excess of £10,000 a year for the privilege.

For a relatively small outlay for licensing, inspection and insurance you can charter your yacht out with Borrow A Boat and still use it yourself as you need through the season. Many boat owners using our platform have had great success and found that their yacht is at least cost neutral through the year and often gives them a nice profit to spend on other things (perhaps even a yacht charter abroad for the family through us!).

Many of the most popular craft on Borrow A Boat are P2P, thanks to customers finding a well loved family craft more preferable to a hardworking dedicated charter yacht. As more and more boat owners discover the advantages of their craft paying its own way, so the word is getting out that a boat needs no more be 'a hole in the water to throw money in'!

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A Prominent Voice in the Industry

As recent headline sponsors of the Southampton International Boat Show and active members of British Marine, RYA, and Canal & River Trust, Borrow A Boat advocates strongly for yacht charter companies and boat owners alike. We believe that boating shouldn't be an exclusive preserve but a pasttime for everyone regardless of net worth or proximity to the water.

Whether those wanting or offering barge and canal craft or the most comfortable superyachts ever built, here at Borrow A Boat we want the best for everyone who goes afloat. To be afloat is one of the last true freedoms available to us all, and together we can allow everyone that opportunity to cast off and explore the waters of the world without hindrance or bureaucracy.